The list of healthy Boston Celtics players is dwindling by the minute.
Celtics guard Marcus Smart has a torn tendon in his right thumb and is out indefinitely as he seeks a second opinion on the injury, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reported Monday, citing league sources.
Smart’s injury is being called a sprain, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports the team’s medical staff still is unsure if the 24-year-old can play through the injury or will need to miss time.
The Pacers game was especially cruel for the Celtics: All-Star guard Kyrie Irving didn’t return for the second half due to a knee injury, while Daniel Theis reportedly tore his meniscus and may miss the rest of the season.
UPDATE (7:25 p.m. ET): Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge provided this update to the Smart story.
UPDATE (3:43 p.m. ET): The C’s acknowledged Smart’s injury Monday afternoon but didn’t provide many further details.
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